Writing Samples

Links to some of my professional work.

roanoke.com (The Roanoke Times)

Published book reviews

The Blueberry Years
Cia Bella
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
The Moon Looked Down
Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange

OurValley.org (The Fincastle Herald & sister papers)

Botetourt gets first sit-down Chinese restaurant
Ground broken in Daleville for new medical imaging facility
Botetourt audit paints a picture of growth
Diarist now has a name

Newsroanoke.com (The Roanoke Star-Sentinel)

Blue Collar Joes: Worth the Drive for Designer Donuts
Going Local at First Food Expo
WRABA Chief Now Pulling Double Duty
Friends Come Out to Honor Former Marathoner
Troutville's Friends of the Park Find Way to Fund Gazebo
Botetourt hosts environmental expo
Meredith was legendary coach, respected supervisor
Second life for former Roanoke postmaster
Visioning Botetourt in the future

Cooperative Living

Down Home in Fincastle
Down Home in Catawba
Down Home in Eagle Rock


Buchanan, Virginia (appalachiantrail.org; with co-author)
Virginia's Christmas Tree Champion (Valley Business Front; scroll to page 48)
And Then There Were Three

County Native Publishes a Photo History of Botetourt (originally published in The Fincastle Herald; now on Arcadia Publishing's website)
County Hiring Second Crew to Run Out of Troutville (originally published in The Fincastle Herald; now on Virginia Fire Chiefs News website)